$101 Chicken Wings: A Report From the AICPA Major Firms Conference

The July Conference circled around the current economic environment and how firms (and clients) are navigating through these tough times. The keynote speaker was Mr. Robert Dye, Vice President and Senior Economist for PNC Financial Services Group. The overriding message from Mr. Dye is that there seems to be some evidence that the recession is coming to an end, however, he stressed that by no means has the tough times ended.... read more >

What's all the tweeting about?


By Karlye Rowles

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that provides its users with a means to quickly update their followers (twitter speak for network) ... read more >

Technology Helping HR Professionals Reduce Costs

The bottom line is that many of the routine processes in the HR and payroll departments can be either streamlined or totally automated through the effective use of a HRIS application.... read more >

IFRS for SMEs: Issued by the International Accounting Standards Board


By Todd Lucas

For the past five years, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has been working on an International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) for small or mid-sized companies.  ... read more >

Fighting the Volatility of Fuel Prices: Fuel Hedging

Rivaling labor as a significant operating cost in the trucking industry are fuel costs.  With the rising price of fuel over the past two years, trucking companies have had to seek ways to offset these increases through such means as fuel surcharge programs and fuel hedging.  ... read more >

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act: Is your business in-the-know?


By Erin Abbot

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) was established to “create and save jobs, jumpstart our economy and build the foundation for long-term economic growth.”  ... read more >

"Cash for Clunkers" Bill Encourages Fuel Efficiency


By Bob Bandi

President Obama's "Cash for Clunkers" bill provides incentives to owners of high-polluting automobiles to replace them with new fuel-efficient and less-polluting automobiles. Robert Bandi of Schneider Downs explains the details.... read more >

Is Tax Amnesty the Answer for Pennsylvania?

The Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives released their budget proposal on July 10, 2009.  One of the most controversial aspects of the $27.3 billion budget proposal is the tax amnesty program. ... read more >

IFRS Convergence: How Close Are We?


By Todd Lucas

At a recent Financial Crisis Advisory Group meeting, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Chair Robert Herz stated that full U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) convergence could still be 10 – 15 years away.... read more >

2009 Nonprofit Training Seminar

On July 9, 2009, over 140 audit and tax professionals from Schneider Downs’ Pittsburgh and Columbus offices met at the Oglebay Resort and Conference ... read more >